Posts in the Category: Photography

Apr
26

2013 Sony World Photography Awards Winners Announced

posted on April 26th 2013 in Photography with 0 Comments

Bringing together the very best international contemporary photography, the Professional Competition winners offer a unique insight into 2012 through the eyes of some of the world’s best emerging and established photography talents.  WPO congratulates the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards L’iris d’Or Andrea Gjestvang (Norway) for her outstanding series, “One day in history”, which intimately captures the young survivors of  Utoeya, Norway July 2011 massacre. A unanimous decision by this year’s Honorary Jury, Gjestvang’s series  shares with immense sensitivity and honest an enduring testament to the resolve of these young people in the face of this unspeakable tragedy.

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Apr
09

Photographer snaps the strange beauty of beat-up baseballs

posted on April 9th 2013 in Photography & Recycle with 0 Comments

The 2013 Major League Baseball season kicked off this past weekend to the delight of fans of the sport across the US and across the world. Photographer Don Hamerman hasn’t attended a ball game in over a decade, but he has a photo project that baseball enthusiasts may find quite interesting. It’s a series titled Baseballs that shows off the beauty and diversity of found baseballs that were discarded after their usefulness was gone.

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Apr
05

Vital rail link reopens in Nigeria – in pictures

posted on April 5th 2013 in Photography & Social with 0 Comments

Associated Press photographer Sunday Alamba depicts the recently reopened railway line in Nigeria, which links the former capital Lagos in the south, to the city of Kano in the north. The completion of the £110m project to rebuild the line, portions of which had been washed away, is a relief for travellers in a country where most earn less than $1 a day and journeys on the crumbling roads are expensive and sometimes dangerous.

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Apr
04

Introducing the Travelwide: an affordable, ultraportable large-format camera

posted on April 4th 2013 in Photography with 0 Comments

Many photographers want to give large format a shot, but carrying a massive 4×5 camera around with you isn’t always practical or realistic. Fortunately for those people, the folks of Wanderlust Cameras have hit Kickstarter with a new invention: the Travelwide 4×5. It’s an affordable, ultralight large-format camera that you can take with you anywhere.

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Apr
04

Modern-day slavery: an explainer

posted on April 4th 2013 in Photography & Social with 0 Comments

Slavery was abolished by most countries 150 years ago, but bonded and forced labour, trafficking and exploitation persist.

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) conservatively estimates that around 21 million people are trapped in in some form of slavery. Slave labour props up both legal and illegal industry and commerce throughout the world.

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